Word Summary
maqaq: to decay, rot, fester, pine away
Original Word: מָקַק
Transliteration: maqaq
Phonetic Spelling: (maw-kak')
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to decay, rot, fester, pine away
Meaning: to melt, to flow, dwindle, vanish
Strong's Concordance
consume away, be corrupt, dissolve, pine away

A primitive root; to melt; figuratively, to flow, dwindle, vanish -- consume away, be corrupt, dissolve, pine away.


H4743. maqaq

[מָקַק‎] verb decay, rot, fester, figurative pine away (Late Hebrew id.; Aramaic (ᵑ7‎) מְקַק‎); —

Niph`al Perfect3plural נָמַ֫קּוּPsalm 38:6, ׳וְנ‎ consecutive Isaiah 34:4; Ezekiel 4:17; 2masculine plural וּנֶמַקֹּתֶם‎ consecutive 24:23; Imperfect3feminine singular תִּמַּקZechariah 14:12; 3masculine plural יִמַּ֫קּוּLeviticus 26:39, יִמָּ֑קּוּ26:39; 3feminine plural תִּמַּקְנָהZechariah 14:12; Participle plural נְמַקִּיםEzekiel 33:10; —

1 fester, of wounds Psalm 38:6 ( + הבאישׁ‎, see באשׁ‎).

2 rot, rot away, ׃ בְּפִיֶהם תִּמִק וּלְשׁוֺנוֺ בְחֹרֵיהֶן תִּמַּקְנָה עֵתנָיוZechariah 14:12 (plague upon foes of Jerusalem).

3. moulder away, of הַשָּׁמַיִם צְבָאIsaiah 34:4 ("" הַשָּׁמַיִם כַּסֵּפֶר וְנָנֹלוּ‎.

4. of pining away by reason of (בְּ‎), as punishment for, iniquity Ezekiel 4:17; 24:23; 33:10; Leviticus 26:39 (twice in verse).

Hiph`il Infinitive absolute הָמֵק‎, transitive ׳ה בְּשָׂרוֺZechariah 14:12 a causing his flesh to rot.